How Cape Town used Behavioural Science to overcome its Water Crisis

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Julie Cook Waterloo October 19, 2020 07:33 PM
Hi everyone, I've come across an interesting article from the Behavioral Scientist about Cape Town, South Africa using behavioural science to overcome its water crisis. The city …

Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers.

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Berkholz, P., Stamminger, R., Wnuk, G., Owens, J., & Bernarde, S. (2010). Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(2), 235-242.
This study presents an overview of the washing up behaviour of consumers in the UK. Peoples’ individual attitudes were observed as were the amount of water and energy used, the ti…
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Dynamic norms promote sustainable behaviour, even if it is counternormative.

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Sparkman, G., & Walton, G.M., (2017). Dynamic norms promote sustainable behaviour, even if it is counternormative. Psychological Science, 28(11), 1663-1674.
It is well known that people conform to normative information about other people’s current attitudes and behaviors. Do they also conform to dynamic norms—information about how oth…

Water or Energy Community Engagement Program Examples.

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Cara Horner Melbourne September 09, 2019 06:58 AM
Looking for any great examples of best practise water or energy community engagement programs which have been evaluated and shown to work. We have some aspirational community redu…

Impact of Water efficiency/Demand Management Programs

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Joel Spry Darwin April 28, 2016 03:40 AM
Does anyone have (or know of) any examples of successful evaluation methods for measuring the impact of water efficiency/demand management programs? -Are control groups the wa…

Norming behavior examples for high household water users

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John Brooks Thousand Oaks January 21, 2016 12:06 PM
I would like to get examples from water agencies that send out targeted marketing to their top water users using a normative message. 1. How are you defining your top users? 2…

Once through (Single Pass) System Restrictions

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Christopher Radziminski Vancouver December 30, 2015 02:20 PM
Hello, and I hope you had a great Christmas holiday. If your jurisdiction restricts or prohibits once through (single pass) systems that use potable water, could you please poi…

Cooling Towers and Water Efficiency

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Christopher Radziminski Vancouver December 10, 2015 10:42 AM
Hello, Does your municipality / utility have a water efficiency program targeting cooling towers? If you would be willing to share your experience we would be very appreciative…

High Water Consuming Residences: Correspondence Ideas to Drive down Demand?

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Christopher Radziminski Vancouver November 30, 2015 11:06 AM
Hello, We have a handful of metered, residential properties that have considerably larger than average daily water demand. Would you be willing to share targeted corresponde…

Public Displays of Attention

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Joel Spry Darwin August 26, 2015 10:12 PM
Hi everyone, -Interactive signage ideas I'm involved in a water demand management program and I'm looking for more ways to increase the awareness of the issue (and program). …

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